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Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum

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This aboretum is one of the best I've ever been too. It is perfect in size, you can cover the... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
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Great family outing

This is a great place to take the family to get them out of the house, and it is not even finished... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
James V
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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The Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and East Sioux Falls Historic Site began as a dream. A local visionary for the environment, Mary Jo Wegner imagined a natural haven in Sioux Falls like others enjoy in major cities. With wetlands, gardens, and native...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1900 S Perry Place, Sioux Falls, SD 57110
+1 605-367-4414
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This aboretum is one of the best I've ever been too. It is perfect in size, you can cover the entire place in a couple hours. Where it stands apart from other aboretums is the educational aspect; every tree has a clear marker indicating the...More

Thank Mubu22
Reviewed 21 July 2018

This is a great place to take the family to get them out of the house, and it is not even finished yet. We really enjoy exploring the outdoor area, and I find the old Quarry town site fascinating. The old schoolhouse in the main...More

Thank James V
Reviewed 11 July 2018

There's a picnic shelter with 4 tables, a recycle bin, & trash. Many trees, flowers, & bushes are labeled so you can get ideas for your own landscaping. We walked through the formal garden. The waterfalls feature is a nice photo-op. The plans for the...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Being a bit early in the spring when we visited, some of the foliage wasn't fully realized, but this would be great to visit in June. They have different trees and grasses you would find in the upper Midwest, and there is a pretty water...More

1  Thank LauriH44
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The May Jo Wegner Arboretum is rather new and not quite complete, but is a worthy destination to see the varied types of trees, shrubs and plants that thrive in this part of South Dakota. Stop, park free and take a stroll. You will enjoy...More

Thank 349Charles25
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This wasn't quite what we expected for an arboretum. There were some small gardens and paths. Information area at the front. Nice stop.

Thank ladyme1
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

A small series of gardens which seemed in full bloom. If you love daylillies like I do, this is your place. Improved trails and plenty of room for picnics and families. Spouse and I enjoyed our walk about.

Thank r t
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Great hiking trails, interesting information about local fauna. Some nice areas for taking photos of your visit.

Thank MP2107
Reviewed 21 December 2016

If you love beautiful flowers and a serene nature setting you can't miss this spot. A historical review of old East Sioux Falls plus great hiking trails. Don't miss the old school house in the information center. Information center is only open in the Summer....More

Thank L K
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The grounds are just stunning! We were at the arboretum for a family function. It is so pretty! All of the flowers are marked so you know what you are looking at every step of the way. There was a nice pavilion, ample parking &...More

Thank Rebecca J
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